Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

A. B. Brown and Co

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presumably the business of Andrew Betts Brown

of Rose Bank, Glasgow (1884)

Maker of hydraulic machinery for ships

1870s Andrew Betts Brown, a serial inventor, developed a combined hydraulic and steam starting-engine which is now used in nearly every large and small steamer afloat - it was probably his best known invention.

Next he gave his attention to marine engineering, being one of the first to take up the problem connected with the steering of large vessels. He invented the steam-tiller, which was adopted for many larger ships, both naval and commercial. In connection with this he also devised the telemotor, a hydraulic apparatus designed to facilitate the control of the steering gear from the bridge, by dispensing with the cumbersome chains and shafting which had been hitherto used.

1884 Description of the Hydraulic machinery fitted to SS Quetta[1]; contemporary accounts (1881) ascribed this to Brown Brothers and Co

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1884/04/11